Cybercrime is becoming an ever more serious problem. As people carry out more day-to-day activities online, the risk of cybercrime grows. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is charged with making the Netherlands more resilient to cybercrime, and the government wants to give police and prosecutors more powers to fight it.

But cybercrime doesn’t stay within one’s borders, so the Netherlands is working with the international community to increase cybersecurity.

In fact, the Netherlands hosted the Global Conference on CyberSpace in spring 2015 to address the challenges and opportunities presented by far-reaching digitization. The aim of the conference was to improve international cooperation with regard to the internet. Participants also discussed standards for safe and responsible internet use, and expanding the internet’s role in increasing prosperity and social welfare.